Template talk:Punctuation marks

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Focus on Western/English typography[edit]

Given that this template focuses on Western punctuation (which makes sense, otherwise it seems like it would be too big), that scope should be made clear. Otherwise, it looks like we're considering "punctuation" to mean only "Western punctuation", which sounds culturally biased. We have links to Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, and Korean punctuation, which are clearly non-Western, but we also treat non-English quotation marks as "related" rather than first-class marks (which implies an English-only focus). Also note that e.g. the Chinese script symbol for Chinese yuan (元, arguably a grapheme) is not given, only the Latin script one (¥).

What is the best way to do this? Maybe add a centered-text row that says "Western Typographical Symbols" or "English Typographical Symbols" above "Punctuation"? That could also replace the name of the punctuation mark from the transcluding page (which is a bit confusing). -- Beland (talk) 20:17, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Plus and Minus Signs look weird.[edit]

On my Google Chrome at Plus and minus signs the + and − in the template merged into one mess! I think its due to the width of the box.

I tested the page with my Firefox 17.01, Safari 5.1.7, Opera 12.15, and IE 10, and all of the +− was squished into one letter (a bit like a compressed dagger symbol) except my Safari 5.1.7 where it showed + and − separately with space in between them. Weaktofu (talk) 05:30, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

I think they are supposed to appear merged… — |J~Pæst|  21:16, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
but like this? http://ernestmainsite.x10.bz/temp/plus%20minus.png 125.239.24.147 (talk) 23:45, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
What do we expect? -DePiep (talk) 00:00, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
If it was the plus or minus sign, then it should look like ±, but this is Plus and minus signs (+ -) not the Plus-minus sign, and if we wanted the plus-minus sign should we just use the unicode symbol for it instead of the current css? Either way, the symbol(s) currently looks different in different browsers, which needs fixing Weaktofu (talk) 00:12, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Double vertical bar[edit]

The vertical bar template shows a double vertical bar ( ‖ ) just below the main illustration, and it has the word "Magnitude" underneath it. So is this symbol called a magnitude, or is it meant to indicate magnitudes? Because I can't find evidence of either. Can someone find a source? Pdxuser (talk) 21:48, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Bengali Punctuations[edit]

since there are other punctuation marks listed , e.g. Chinese Punctuation, and Bengali Bangla has distinct scrpts, so I propose a link to Bengali Punctuation orবাংলা বিরাম/যতি । — Preceding unsigned comment added by Briksho (talkcontribs) 21:06, 10 October 2013‎

Delete copy right content[edit]

Cancel — Preceding unsigned comment added by 185.26.180.46 (talk) 20:14, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Please delete all brackets on the right side of the list and add the symbols < >[edit]

Why all symbols have to be on the right side in round brackets? It would be better to delete them all because they derange. Why the symbols < and > and them name are not part of the list? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.174.138.246 (talk) 11:00, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 December 2013[edit]

Another name for the number/hash symbol is octothorpe -- please add 69.95.162.54 (talk) 10:46, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Mlpearc (open channel) 04:05, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 December 2013[edit]

add plus-minus and minus-plus signs please 69.95.162.143 (talk) 23:20, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Please post the characters you are referring to. Then reset the request by changing answered=yes back to answered=no.
Cheers, Mlpearc (open channel) 04:16, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
69.95.162.143@. Maybe you meant U+00B1 ± plus-minus sign and U+2213 minus-or-plus sign. But I don't know if they qualify as "punctuation", they could be just mathematical symbols [1]. (69.95.162.143) -DePiep (talk) 12:11, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 April 2014[edit]

117.237.19.23 (talk) 04:27, 20 April 2014 (UTC) Edite

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Cannolis (talk) 12:02, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

No more (  )[edit]

I think it is time to get rid of the ( ) markers we add. Maybe in typography there are other (better) things, but these ( ) we don't need.

If anyone has an improvement on the comma's too, please tell. -DePiep (talk) 21:45, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

  • [2]: To me: Wonderful. Great. -DePiep (talk) 21:13, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, great. May I propose. Instead of the earlier comma (punctuation separator) we use a double space. This would appear in the right-hand column. This would also help to clarify & separate the paired punctuation marks (brackets). Technically, that could be >&nbsp;&#x20;<-DePiep (talk) 21:43, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Ditto mark (again)[edit]

About the ditto mark. Two Unicode characters are in play.

U+3003 ditto mark (HTML: &#12291;), block=CJK Symbols and Punctuation
U+2033 double prime (HTML: &#8243; &Prime;), block=General Punctuation

Earlier discussions: 1 2 (May 2013). U+3003, the CJK character, is not to be used in Latin text, it is CJK only. -DePiep (talk) 09:30, 7 August 2014 (UTC)